2. Be willing to quit doing the things that bother him.
“I’m not a smoker and I don’t like to be around people who smoke. If she happens to smoke, I’d ask if she’s willing to quit before I commit to her,” a young man in his 20s explains, sharing his expectations. Whatever it may be, if you have a habit that he doesn’t like, he may hope you will make an effort to break it. Before things get serious, it’s beneficial for both of you to discuss what’s in and what’s out in your relationship. You may even be able to reach a compromise if you feel strongly about something.